TUTH resident doctors to boycott OPD service from tomorrow

Published On: November 24, 2016 02:55 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Resident doctors at the Institute of Medicine (IoM) have decided to boycott Out-patient Department (OPD) service from Friday to exert pressure on the government to heed demands raised by Dr Govinda KC.

The decision of the doctors comes after Dr KC's health started worsening. Dr KC, a senior professor at the IoM, is on a prolonged hunger strike since last 12 days putting forth six-point demands including appointment of dean at IoM on the basis of seniority.

Issuing a statement, the TUTH Chapter of National Resident Doctors Association has appealed to all the faculties, doctors, nurses and employees to support the move ‘intended at saving the life of Dr KC.’

However, the OPD service will continue as there are other doctors, too, providing the service at the TUTH. 

 Every day over 1,600 patients have been getting healthcare service at the TUTH. 



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